|Yuliy Borisovich Bryner was born in Vladivostok, Russia on July 11, 1920.
He was best known for his portrayal of King Mongkut of Siam in the stage
and film presentation of Oscar and Hammerstein's “The King and I” and as Pharaoh Rameses II
in Cecil B. DeMille's “The Ten Commandments.” (1956). Yul was noted for his deep,
rich voice and shaven head. He was also professional photographer and authored two books.
His father was a mining engineer and after he abandoned the family Yul moved with his mother
to China where he attended a YMCA school. In 1934 they moved to Paris.
During World War II Brynner was a broadcaster for French speaking-radio and a commentator
for the U.S. Office of War Information. In his early 20s he began modeling and acting.
After his appearances in “The King and I” and “The Ten Commandments” he went on to appear
in “Solomon and Sheba” (1959), “The Magnificent Seven” (1960) and “Kings of the Sun” (1963),
“Villa Rides!” (1968).
Yul Brynner reprised his role as Chris in “The Magnificent Seven” in “The Return of the Seven”.
He died on October 10, 1985 in New York City (lung cancer).
|Chris (Yul Brynner) during a break in filming (1966). A man remains in the saddle ...even when eating!|
|Yul Brynner made a series of non-smoking commercials before his death from lung cancer on October 10,
1985 in New York City.
So far I could not find one single Studio photo of Yul Brynner with his "Return of the Seven" costume and props on.
Can you help?
|Yul Brynner presents "Chris" a waxwork figure for the unforgettable and thrilling waxworks
"The Palladium Cellars" in London, March 1980.
Much money was invested in an innovative concept, but the competition with Madame Tussaud's was tough.
Probably the revenues have been lower than expected and this great attraction closed it's doors in the mid 1980's,
only a few years after its opening in 1980!
Several Western Movie Stars had a wax figure here, partly displayed in a movie scene.